Program, September 1998

Digital Subscriber Lines (xDSL)

Monday, September 14, 7-9 pm

Digital subscriber line (DSL) technology may be the next big thing in telephone service. There are several varieties, asymmetric (ADSL), symmetric (SDSL), ISDN (IDSL), high-speed (HDSL), and probably others. Each promises data connections much faster than possible with modems while still allowing the same line to be used for voice calls. Further, most plans provide for the data connection to be always on, not requiring dialing for each use. Obviously, the wide availability of such service at a reasonable price could revolutionize access to the Internet. At the UUASC September meeting, Mike Jones of Epoch Internet will explain these technologies and whet our appetite for them.

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